I felt I couldn't give up on my blog, so I have spent several hours trying different fixes. Something worked, just not sure what! I did some updates to Internet Explorer and Windows, perhaps that helped; really won't know until I try and post another photo. I'll try posting again this weekend, keeping my fingers crossed the issue is gone.
This piece isn't large, just 18" long by 6 1/2" wide. Done in oils and the back ground colors were inspired by one of my favorite artists; Raimonds Straprans.